(Minghui.org) As a child, I was greatly influenced by the traditional culture practiced by my family. I used to look up at the sky, dreaming of a fairy world and cultivation. However, because of the Chinese Communist Party's 60 years in power, my childhood dreams remained unfulfilled. The CCP propagated violence and was dead set on eliminating the Chinese traditional culture.

Qigong was quite popular in the 1980s, but it was of no interest to me, because I was certain that those qigong teachers were only out to accumulate wealth, using any means they could think of. This understanding kept me from even researching qigong practices.

I had read lots of books about spirits and understood that if a spirit decides to save people, it wouldn't seek money or fame. It is just as Teacher said,

"'When a person’s Buddha-nature comes out it shakes the Ten-Directional World.' Whoever sees this will help him, and they’ll help him no matter what. Buddhists believe that saving people has no conditions attached, it’s done at whatever cost, and they can help him unconditionally." (Zhuan Falun)

Close to the end of the last century, just after I was released from a hospital, I happened to hear about Falun Gong. A Falun Gong practitioner introduced Falun Gong to me when he saw a Goddess of Mercy statue at my home. He said, "Falun Gong teaches people to be good, and learning Falun Gong is free of charge." It was 14 years ago when this remark piqued my interest in practicing Falun Gong. I consider that date my birthday.

I watched Teacher's lecture videos and felt solemnity, dignity, and a pure environment. I saw blue shinning lights around Teacher and, although I couldn't open my eyes, I still could see Teacher. He was wearing a yellow outfit, just like in the DVD for learning purposes. Whenever I watched Teacher's lecture DVD, I always saw the same image of Teacher and I felt strong energy in that environment. I also saw Teacher teaching the Fa in different dimensions.

Experiencing the Healing Power of Falun Dafa

As a child, I suffered from tonsillitis and had a high fever once a month. We were too poor to visit doctors and find a cure, so my mother used an old home remedy, which was mixing black plant ash and salt. She used her finger to put that mixture on my tonsils, which was painful and made me throw up. I suffered often from an infection and had to stay in the hospital.

Our family became very poor after the CCP came into power, because its members stole all we owned, so we could not afford to buy medicine.

After suffering for many years, I started practicing Falun Gong. Teacher purified my body when I watched his Fa lecture on a video. I had just learned the practice and didn't understand the Fa principles. Although I did not take medication when I fell ill, I went to see a doctor who gave me an injection, but I did not get better. That was when a fellow practitioner told me that Teacher was purifying my body and I should continue to listen to the Fa, no matter how much pain I was in. I listened to this practitioner's advice, studied the Fa diligently, and watched the Fa video. Teacher took care of me and I no longer had problems with my tonsils.

I witnessed Dafa's magnificent power during the purifying process. I was very energetic after the second day of studying. But, when I went to bed, I was shivering all over and felt extremely cold. It lasted over a month. It was just like Teacher said:

"Starting today, some people will have chills, as if they’ve got a bad cold, and their bones might even ache. Most people won’t feel well somewhere in their bodies—aching legs, light hotheadedness, you name it. (Zhuan Falun)

“'When something reaches the extreme it reverses,' and your whole body will be purified. It has to be completely purified. The root of your health problem has been plucked out now, and only that little bit of black qi is left, coming out on its own, so that you have a little hardship and go through some difficulty. If you didn’t bear anything it really wouldn’t work." (Zhuan Falun)

The cold gradually subsided, and when I practiced the exercises, I experienced different feelings in my back and my feet. At times I had lose bowels, accompanied by a strong medicinal smell, but afterwards I wasn't exhausted but energetic. Also, I experienced the Falun moving around in my body. Teacher was purifying my body. Teacher said:

"Out in the ordinary world you compete with other people for your reputation and profit, so you can’t sleep well, you can’t enjoy your food, and you’ve wrecked your body. When your body is looked at in another dimension even each of your bones is black. So purifying a body like that all at once, there just have to be reactions. That’s why you’ll have reactions." (Zhuan Falun)

Sometimes, I didn't pass the sickness test and took medications. Instead of getting better, I got worse. That's when I realized that I should study Fa more and do the exercises.

Seeing Faluns

I saw Falun very often. It was spectacular. The first time I saw a Falun was after I had practiced Falun Gong for over ten days. I lay down and looked up into the sky. All of sudden, I saw shinning yellow Faluns. In April 1999, as I was leaving for work, I looked up and I saw many Faluns. They were moving from east to west. It lasted ten minutes.

We had a Fa study group at my home. Every time I would see pink, yellow, green, and blue Faluns while studying the Fa. When fellow practitioners were leaving, many different kinds of Falun followed them.

Seeing Faluns and experiencing the mighty power of Falun Dafa strengthened me in my resolve to practice Falun Gong.